2015

Urban Shade Exhibition / Summer 2015

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2015_Energy-GuideThe book Energy Conservation in Residential Building is published / Spring 2015

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A lecture at the Israeli Standard Institute / 27.05.15

Design of Daylighting and Shading

by Dr. Eran Kaftan

27.05.15,  16:30-18:15

at the Israeli Standard Institute, Tel Aviv

a part of the Green Standards 5281 course

 

Presentation at CIE Annual Lighting Conference / 12.5.15

The Art & Science of Designing Daylighting

by Dr. Eran Kaftan

12.5.15, 15:10-15:30

at  the City Tower Hotel, Ramt Gan, Israel

 

Presentation at the Intelligent Building Conference / 19.3.15

Intelligent Approach for Climatic Architecture

by Dr. Eran Kaftan

19.3.15, 10:00-10:30

at Seminar Efal, Ramat Efal, Israel

Organized by the Educational Center for Renewal

 

A lecture at the Israeli Standard Institute / 26.02.15

Design of Daylighting and Shading

by Dr. Eran Kaftan

26.02.15,  13:00-14:45

at the Israeli Standard Institute, Tel Aviv

a part of the Green Standards 5281 course

 

2014-CIE-Simulations

Chair of a Conference on Energy Simulation & the Design Process / 8.2.14

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Dr. Eran Kaftan will chair and provide key lectures in a conference on Integrating Simulation for Energy Efficiency in the Design Process. The conference organized by CIE Israel (a section of the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel), and will take place on Feb. 8, 2014, 16:00-20:00, at Harkon st., Ramt Gan, Israel. You are invited.. [/reduced width]

 


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Presentation at the Israeli CleanTech Conference 2015 / 27.1.15

The Use of Advance Simulations for Climatic Design of Buildings

by Dr. Eran Kaftan

27.1.15, 15:30-16:00

at Avenue Conference Hall, Airport-City, Israel

a part of 19th Annual International Summit and Exhibition for Water Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Recycling, Green Transportation and Green Building

  

2014

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2014_Porter-LEEDThe Porter School of Environmental Studies Received LEED Platinum Accreditation – 92 Points.

[reduced width]The project received 92 points , which  places the building among the leading green buildings worldwide (so far only 17 buildings in the world scored over 90 points!).

Research and EcoDesign served as a daylighting consultant for the Porter School Eco-Building.  Daylight simulations were made to ensure compliance with the daylight requirements of LEED standards (and yielded maximum 3 points for credit 8.1).

 

A lecture at ILGBC Daylighting Workshop / 25.11.14

The Design of Daylighting for Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency
by Dr. Eran Kaftan
25.11.14, 9:00-11:00
at the Eco-Tower building, 34 Hamsger St., Tel-Aviv
a part of the Israeli Green Building Council’s Daylighting Workshop

 

Presentation at the 5th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification (DDD 2014) / 18 November, 2014

Recommendation for Daylighting in Sunny Regions
By Dr. Eran Kaftan and Prof. Evyatar Erell
18 November, 2014
At Sede Boqer Campus, Ben-GurionUniversity of the Negev

 

A lecture at the Israeli Standard Institute / 6.11.14

Daylighting and Shading
by Dr. Eran Kaftan
6.11.14, 14:45-16:30
at the Israeli Standard Institute, Tel Aviv
a part of the Green Standards 5281 course

 

Presentation at the Israeli Green Building Conference – 2014 / 9.9.14

Post Occupancy Evaluation at ZinSchool
by Eran Kaftan
9.9.14, 15:15-17:00 sessions
at InterContinental David hotel, Tel Aviv
Organized by the IsraeliGreenBuilding Council – ILGBC

http://www.kenes-ilgbc.org/

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2014_ISRAEL21c-RadioAn Interview in ISRAEL21c Radio Show on TLV1 Channel / 15.7.14

[reduced width]Israeli Architecture Goes Green – Sustainability is the New Construction Watchword in Israel: experts from the industry talk to ISRAEL21c about the new eco design sweeping the country.

Guests: Michal Bitterman, chair and founding member of the Israel Green Building Council; Eran Kaftan, director of the architectural and consulting firm Research & Ecodesign (RecoD); and Omri Yadin, project manager at Kibbutz Neot Smadar.

15.7.14 at TLV1 Radio Studios
Organized by ISRAEL21c reporter Viva Sarah Press
available at http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/israeli-architecture-goes-green-audio/

 

Presentation at the CIE Architectural Lighting Workshop / 6.7.14

Daylighting Design Principles: Theory and Practice

by Dr. Eran Kaftan
6.7.14 during 16:00-17:45
Harkon st., Ramt Gan, Israel
a part of the Architectural Lighting Workshop of CIE Israel
(a section of the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel)

 

Presentation for the Israeli Government Buildings Administration / 3.7.14

Daylighting Design
by Dr. Eran Kaftan
3.7.14, 10:30-11:15
Eco-Tower building, at 34 Hamsger St., Tel-Aviv
Organized by the Israeli Green Building Council – ILGBC.

 

Presentation at the Conference for Retail Lighting Design – Go to Light / 24.6.14

The Design of Daylighting for Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency
by Dr. Eran Kaftan
24.6.14, 12:00-12:30
ExhibitionCenter, Rokach Avenue, Tel Aviv

 

Lecture & Professional Advisor at Bezalel’s Seminar on Light & Shade / 21.5.14

Design Principles of Outdoor Shading
by Dr. Eran Kaftan
21.5.14, 9:45-17:30
at MindCET center, Yerocahm, Israel
a part of the workshop for master students of Bezalel Academy of Arts

 

Presentation at the ISI’s Green Standards 5281 course / 11.5.14

In the Green Standards 5281 course of the Israeli Standard Institute, Dr. Eran Kaftan will give a presentation on daylighting and shading. The presentation will take place in the Israeli Standard Institute, at Tel Aviv, Israel, on 11.5.14, during 14:00-15:15. You are invited to register to the course. [/reduced width]

 

2013-AI-AwardThe Daylighting Research won the Project of the Year award

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The Daylighting Research, which was carried out in the framework of the second part of Kaftan’s PhD, won the award “Project of the Year 2013 – Honorary Mention″, in research category, the Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture. In addition, it was published in Architecture of Israel (Architectural Quarterly) No. 96, p 92. February 2014: “Practical Research: Integrating Research into Architectural Practice” [/reduced width]


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Presentation at CIE Annual Lighting Conference

In the annual lighting conference 2014 of CIE Israel – Lighting in the Municipal Sector, Dr. Eran Kaftan will give a presentation on the subject of Practical-Research as a part of daylighting design process for schools. The presentation will take place in the City Tower Hotel, Ramt Gan, Israel, on 4.3.14 during 10:00-10:40. You are invited. 

 

Presentation at ILGBC Daylighting Workshop

In the daylighting workshop of the Israeli Green Building Council – ILGBC, Dr. Eran Kaftan will give a lecture on the Design of Daylighting for Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency. The presentation will take place in the Eco-Tower building, at Hamsger St., Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 12.2.14 during 9:00-11:00. You are invited to register to the workshop.

 

Presentation at the Israeli Building Association Green Building Conference

In the green building conference of the Israeli building association, Dr. Eran Kaftan will give a presentation on utilizing climatic simulation in architectural design. The presentation will take place in Kfar Hamaccbe, Ramt Gan, Israel, on 14.1.14 during 10:30-11:00. You are invited. 

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2013

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A lecture in Green Building Course: from Theory to Practice

In GreenBuilding Course: from Theory to Practice, organized by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Israeli Green Building Council (ILGBC), Dr. Eran Kaftan will give a lecture on the use of simulations of shading, daylight, and energy, for better design of building fenestrations. The lecture will take place in Eco-Tower building, Hamsger St., Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 9.12.13 during 17:45 – 19:45. You are invited to register to the course. [/reduced width]

 

2013_EcoClimatic-ShadeEcoClimatic-Shade Won First Place

[reduced width] Research & EcoDesign Bioclimatic-Shade won First Placein XS Category, in the 4th; International Conference for Green Building, Israel (by Bait Venoy).  [/reduced width]

 


 

2013_ISES-PRIZEThe Daylighting Research won Second Prize

[reduced width]Kaftan’s PhD research received on Oct. 7 the Israel Sustainable Energy Society Second Prize for a superior PhD dissertation, in the field of renewable energy. The prize was given by the Israel Sustainable Energy Society and the Porter School of Environmental Studies of Tel Aviv University; and was sponsored by Mr. Joshua Levinberg.[/reduced width]


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Presentation in the Sustainable Course of the Israeli Defense Office

In the sustainable course of the Israeli Defense Office, Dr. Eran Kaftan will give a presentation on shading and daylighting and utilizing climatic simulation in an architectural project. The presentation will take place on 15.7.13, for invited guests.[/reduced width]

2013-PHDKaftan’s Graduation Ceremony

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A lecture in Green Building Course: from Theory to Practice

In Green Building Course, from Theory to Practice, organized by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Israeli Green Building Council (ILGBC), Arch. Eran Kaftan will give a lecture on the design of shading and daylighting, and glass, and example of the use of climatic simulations in the architectural design process. The lecture will take place in the Eco-Tower building, at Hamsger St., Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 11.4.13 during 17:00 – 20:00. You are invited to register to the course. [/reduced width]

2012

2012-AI-AwardThe Daylighting Research won the Project of the Year award

[reduced width]The Daylighting Research which was carried out in the framework of first part of Kaftan’s PhD won the award “Project of the Year 2012”, in Research Category: the Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture. In addition, it was published in Architecture of Israel (Architectural Quarterly). “Positioning Workstations in Sunny Areas”. No. 91, pp 65 & 68. 2012.[/reduced width]


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A lecture in Green Building Course: from Theory to Practice

In Green Building Course, from Theory to Practice, organized by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Israeli Green Building Council (ILGBC), Arch. Eran Kaftan will give a lecture on the design of shading and daylighting, and glass, and example of the use of climatic simulations in the architectural design process. The lecture will take place in Eco-Tower building, Hamsger St., Tel-Aviv, Israel, on 17.12.12 during 17:00-20:00. You are invited to register to the course.


 

Presentation at the 4th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification

In the 4th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification (DDD 2012), Arch. Eran Kaftan will give a presentation on Practical Research Supporting Climatic and Sustainable Design in ZinSchool. The presentation will take place at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, on 13.11.12 during 14:30-15:00. You are invited.

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2012-Zin-Award

Zin School won a First Place

[reduced width]The Zin School project, Research & EcoDesign consulting project, won a “First Place”  in Green building design competition, in a Medium-size Buildings Category, in the 3rd International Conference for Green Building, Israel (by Bait Venoy).[/reduced width]